How Much Radiation Is In A Single Banana?

Your bananas are irradiated. Don’t worry; they’re perfectly safe. But the average banana contains at least 0.1 micro sieverts (0.1 μSv) of radiation. Not enough to harm anyone, no, but it’s something. In fact, this is what’s known as the Banana Equivalent Dose, or the amount of radiation exposure you’ll receive from eating that singular …

North Korea Performs Nuclear Test

North Korea Performs Nuclear Test

There are rumblings on the wire that North Korea has just conducted an underground nuclear bomb test. This comes from a seismic reading of M4.9, detected by the the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) at 11:57 JST (2:57:51 UTC), which is presumed to be man-made. It occurred in the area east-northeast of Sungjibaegam, North Korea.

Nuking Cyclones

NOAA Explains Why We Can’t Nuke Tropical Cyclones

Earlier this year, NOAA shocked the world when they announced that mermaids — yes, mermaids — probably aren’t real. Well, unfortunately, they’ve once again decided to crush the hopes and dreams of those of us who sometimes like to think outside the box. Like, way outside the box. On their Tropical Cyclone Modification And Myths …